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Friday, March 26, 2010

Haiti Shelterbox project at Sharon UU: Sunday afternoon April 11

The rainy season in Haiti is about to begin.  The Unitarian Church of Sharon plans to raise money to buy two ShelterBoxes for survisors of the earthquake in Haiti.

From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 11, children, youth, and adults will erect a "tent city" on the front lawn of the church, at 4 North Main Street in Sharon center.  Each tent on the church lawn will represent $200 in pledges gathered by participants from Sharon, Foxboro, Mansfield, and Norwood.  The group hopes to reach out to all people in Sharon and surrounding towns to raise at least $2000 for ShelterBox.  The event will happen rain or shine.

All are encouraged to visit, donate toward the raising of a waterproof tent in the tent city, and contribute to the ShelterBox cause.  Cash or checks made out to "ShelterBox USA" can also be dropped off at the "drive-thru" donation area in the traffic circle at the front of the church.   All contributions are tax deductible.

ShelterBox responds to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless people.

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